Prohibited Items, Fragrances, and Illness

Prohibited items within the Office of Testing Services:

  • Firearms. UA Little Rock policy prohibits firearms or other dangerous weapons on campus. Any student in violation of this regulation will be subject to separation from the university.
    • Law enforcement officers are not permitted to bring weapons into Testing Services. Law enforcement officers are considered “off-duty” while testing.
    • A concealed firearm is permitted for those individuals who have completed the required training and have received the appropriate license, per State Law, but if the firearm is discovered during exam check-in, it is considered no longer concealed and is not permitted in Testing Services.
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Gum
  • Mints, cough drops, candy, etc.
  • Tobacco products. It is a violation of the Arkansas Clean Air Act of 2009, to use tobacco products on the campus of a State supported institution. It is also a violation of UA Little Rock policy.
  • Cell phone use.  Please, turn your cell phone off before you enter the Office of Testing Services

Prohibited items in the testing room:

  • Watches of any kind
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Gum
  • Mints, cough drops, candy, etc.
  • Tobacco products
  • Cell phones, pagers, or PDAs
  • Electronic devices including iPods, mp3 players, headphones, etc.
  • Cameras, optical readers, or other devices that include the ability to photograph, photocopy or otherwise copy test materials
  • Calculators, unless permitted for your specific test
  • Computer
  • Personal writing utensils, i.e., pencils, mechanical pencils, pens, or highlighters
  • Hats, hoods, or other headgear
  • Jewelry, such as bangle bracelets, that might make noise while testing

Your prohibited items, except for food and drink, may be locked in a secure cabinet.  Neither food nor drink are permitted in the office.  Please dispose of these items before entering for check-in.

Exceptions are permitted only for examinees who have been approved, prior to the test date, for special accommodation.  Testing Services must be notified, prior to the test date, of the accommodation(s) approved by the authorizing organization or by the UA Little Rock Disability Resource Center.


For the personal comfort of others, please refrain from entering the testing room if you are wearing fragrances.  Fragrances are a distraction to other examinees.  Additionally, some people are allergic.


For the safety of others, please refrain from entering the Office of Testing Services if you exhibit symptoms of a contagious illness.  Every attempt will be made to reschedule your test in a timely manner.


Dress in layers. A light jacket or sweater is permitted. The examination rooms are kept at a cool temperature for the comfort of all examinees. If you tend to be cold-natured, you might consider bringing a jacket or sweater. Please be aware that you will be asked to show that your pockets are completely empty before entering the test room.